Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.4 Update Released

We've been super busy fixing minor bugs and adding new features this week! Another update to LatchKey adding new features and fixing a few minor issues. In this release we added a new password generation tool that will quickly generate a random password matching password standards you define in settings. We've fixed a few bugs as well. Please be sure to download the latest version below:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.3 Available for Download

We've released LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.3. This is a hot-fix to update a critical bug that prevented LKF files created on one computer from being opened on another. This also fixes an issue with the entry editor form password field not removing the watermark on focus.

Download the latest version from the LatchKey project page:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.2.2 Available For Download

Well we've done it again. Packed a ton of new changes into a quick turnaround release. There's just too much to talk about in one blog posting but needless to say you'll see several changes to the interface as well as several new enhancements.

This release we focused on fine-tuning the interface features. The main screen now more customizable and we offer an ability to group entries as well as add additional custom attributes.

Get the latest version of LatchKey Password Vault and give these new features a try:

Friday, November 22, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault Version 1.2.0 Released

Greetings friends. The latest version of LatchKey Password Vault is now available for download.

WARNING: This release will cause your latchkey file to no longer function from previous versions as we've made major changes to the file format. Also, hashes are no longer stored for validation. You will be prompted for all validation methods (password, PIN, or Pattern) before an attempt to validate your entries is made through decryption. We feel this is a minor inconvenience for a major boost to program security.

To help with this transition we've now included a new feature for importing CSV files. The CSV export feature is already available. We ask that you export your password files first to CSV, install LatchKey 1.2.0, delete your LatchKey LKF and setting files, and then run latchkey through the initial password selection process. Once finished, click the File->Import... menu option, select the exported CSV file, Click No when prompted, and your old entries will be imported into the new LatchKey file.

NOTE: Remember to delete your CSV when the import process is finished. We don't plan on having any more significant changes to the LatchKey file format so this should be the one and only time you need to go through this process.

The LatchKey Team

To download visit the project page at:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Splash Page Going Live

And here we go! We've changed the oil, put coolant in the radiator, and we're working on the tune. In the mean time we're starting up our social media engine to keep anyone and everyone who's interested in the WrenchClock service to stay informed on our progress and release dates.

If you haven't done so already, visit the website now and signup for e-mail alerts for details on when our service will be going live.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

LatchKey Password Vault 1.1.3 Update Available

The LatchKey Password Vault application has been updated with some significant new changes. Among those are the following major changes:

  1. The main key chain file format has been modified to include a header allowing the file to be moved from one computer to another. Prior versions were unable to load due to the location in which the password salt was stored.
  2. The AES encryption algorithm code was rewritten to utilize to follow best practices for hash and input vector storage. Because of these changes, key-chain files from previous versions will not be readable. 
  3. The main window was modified to include a menu system for quickly accessing new features.
  4. A key chain entries export to CSV (comma-separated value text file) feature was added.
  5. An ability to create new key chain files as well as open different key chain files was added.
  6. New settings to set the maximum number of attempts for application entry validation was added to settings. The default value on start-up is now 3.
  7. Minor logic bug fixes.

We've got plenty of new features coming so keep coming back for more news!